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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Arlen and Koehler, 05/08/21

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Episode #21-19

5/8        Arlen and Koehler Harold Arlen was a major songwriter. First, though, he worked as a rehearsal pianist and turned a bit of fooling around into a hit when somebody heard it and introduced to a good but still largely underrated lyricist named Ted Koehler. They worked together through much of the thirties, two white guys writing for the Cotton Club during the Harlem Renaissance.